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Arrangement of “Kansas City Stomp” Premiered by the Eastman Jazz Ensemble- Reuben Allen

I hope that everyone is in good health and enjoyed the holiday season! In December I made a trip to Rochester, NY to hear the Eastman Jazz Ensemble play my arrangement of Jelly Roll Morton’s Kansas City Stomp. I wrote … Continue reading

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Life after school-Martin Nevin

My time since teaching at Stanford Jazz Workshop has been very interesting. After graduating from Manhattan School of Music in May, I have been enjoying my first chunk of time outside of school since I was about 5 years old. … Continue reading

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Matt Marantz – September-October Musical Experiences

This fall, I started my last (2nd) year studying at the Monk Institute program down in New Orleans, Louisiana. We’ve had some cool experiences in that program this year so far. Each month, a visiting artist comes and does a … Continue reading

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Reuben Allen returns from Mackinac Island, Michigan

I just finished a 2 month gig at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan. It was a unique opportunity to play with great musicians every day while still having plenty of free time to compose, practice, exercise, and enjoy … Continue reading

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Natalie Cressman talks about how stanford has changed her experiences as a musician in New York.

It’s right around midterm time at Manhattan School of Music, and my sophomore year is proving to be quite a lot of work. Some days I have over 9 hours of classes back-to-back! ┬áBut my experience this summer teaching at … Continue reading

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Reuben Allen returns from a trip to the Caribbean

I just returned back to Chicago after a week of family vacation to the Caribbean island of Anguilla. Besides snorkeling, stargazing, and just relaxing by the pool, there were some great musical experiences. The first was jamming with a trio … Continue reading

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Matt Marantz – SJW thoughts

The Stanford Workshop was a great experience and I feel that I really learned a lot about working with younger musicians during the two weeks that I was present there. Hanging with Junior Mance and hearing him talk about Cannoball … Continue reading

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